Nadal all set for Seville skirmish
Rafael Nadal claims he is totally ready to play after his London lapse as he bids to help Spain win their fifth Davis Cup in Seville.
The former world number one shocked tennis fans by admitting he "probably had a bit less passion for the game because I was more tired than usual" after exiting at the round-robin stage of the ATP Tour Finals after a loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
However, as he prepares to lead Spain against Argentina this weekend, the 10-time grand slam champion moved to dispel fears he had fallen out of love with the game.
"Things get blown out of proportion very often because conclusions are drawn far beyond the meaning of what's said," he said.
"It's true that this season has been tough. More than a lack of passion, it is a weariness from many years of playing at this level, week after week.
"The important thing now is to work each day at 100 per cent with the excitement needed to win the Davis Cup."
Nadal will face Juan Monaco in the first rubber of the match with David Ferrer due to take on former US open champion Juan Martin Del Potro in the second singles match of Friday.
Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco take on David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank in the doubles before the mouthwatering clash between Nadal and Del Potro in the reverse singles.